Topic "check if file has changed on remote server before saving"

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since we are working with winscp, we are having the same problem:
if somebody changes a file on the remote server - after i have opened the same file through winscp and before i could save it back to the server - the changes will be overwritten.

to get rid of this lost update problem, there should be an option whereby winscp is checking the changed date/filesize of the file, before it overwrites it - and warn the user (just like vim does).

i think, directory synchronization is not useable for us, cause there are too many files in this directory which we cannot synchronize localy.
but if there is a way on how this can be handled, i would be glad to know about.

thanks in advance.
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Martin Prikryl
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Really need this feature implemented.
I would pay to have it get done.

Not having this feature has caused WinSCP to be banned in my company's dev team.
Things get overwritten. Code gets lost.

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